Friday, June 23, 2006

And as the Convention of Episcopalians ends...

"The 75th General Convention June 21 approved a resolution that calls on bishops and Standing Committees to 'exercise restraint by not consenting to the consecration of any candidate to the episcopate whose manner of life presents a challenge to the wider church and will lead to further strains on communion.'"


This is my hair and my look of indifference in my favorite skirt sitting in Ben's office with his books and JT music and maps of Europe


Since we haven't gotten lost in Winston-Salem for about three days in a row, it was time to venture to a new place for a day, check out new scenery, make some u-turns. Since venturing with Kim in tow toward the ocean without a specific destination turned out great, we thought we'd take it to the mountains. On the way we found Blowing Rock on the map. This is the former hometown of Jan Karon and inspirational setting for her Mitford series. Like most important events in our lives, this one couldn't happen with out a huge thunderstorm--just as we reached town. So I'm fairly certain that the town was incredibly charming-from what we could see through the rain. We dashed in "Father Tim's Church" and then into an outdoors store. Jan Karon never wrote about outfitter stores but we couldn't resist. There are only 3 chain stores/restaurants in the whole town and that speaks volumes.
We then headed out on the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped along the way to hike to a waterfall. I would let the pictures speak but of course they do no justice. But we'll show them anyway~

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

But in the end, after the fumes of paint and polyurethane drifted away, it was all worth it. In other news, I (Brandy) am now sporting rather short hair. I have mixed feelings about it. More on that later.
Sophie was skeptical that the endless noise would end and the trips to the dog park would begin.

Much work has gone into making the house on Madison the best it can be.

An Unfortunate Feeding Accident and Sophie